Exhibitions and Fairs in Bolzano
Cultural tourism and that related to sports in the mountains, are an increasingly important source of income for Bolzano, capital of South Tyrol. While Business tourism develops, with services and facilities, particularly in relation to the activities at Bolzano Exhibition Center - Fiera Bolzano - Messe Bozen.
Just over 100 000 inhabitants, Capital City of the autonomous province of South Tyrol, Bolzano is a border town (27% of the population is of German origin), which has seen, over time, a decrease in the original industrial and agricultural vocation, moving towards an economy based primarily on services and finance: banks and insurance companies in Germany and Austria have their headquarters here. As a symbol of this new trend, new buildings have sprung up in recent years, as the City Tower, the Salewa tower and Hafner tower. The agricultural sector is still of significant relevance in the countryside of the province, with the farming of grapes and apples.
How to reach Bolzano
Bolzano is a major hub for both automotive and railway lines. It is the connecting point between Europe and the cities of Northern Italy: this is where you transit to reach Verona, Venice or Milan from Munich. Moreover, there are several Eurocity, Intercity and Eurostar trains connecting Bolzano to the south of Italy. The Bolzano Exhibition Center Fiera di Bolzano - Messe Bozen can be reached by car from the A22 Motorway Bolzano-Sud; by bus and train, from the city centre, using lines 10A, 10B and 4; directly by train from the station Bolzano Sud-Fiera, served by the line Bolzano-Merano; by taxi or shuttle from the Bolzano-Dolomiti airport (known as San Giacomo Airport) less than 2 km away.
Where to stay in Bolzano
The best 4 star hotels in Bolzano are in the historical centre, near Piazza Walther, and are all also within walking distance from the train station in Piazza della Stazione. Bolzano hotels are an ideal starting point for exploring the area of the Dolomites, for trips to the areas of Meran and Brixen. In the city you will enjoy many hotels with spa and wellness centers, because in Bolzano, as well as throughout the Region, the culture of thermal baths is widespread.
Bolzano Shopping and Nightlife
The city is famous for special clothing items such as loden coats, hats and cloaks, that are found in fine boutiques (the most famous is Oberrauch Zitt) of the old town and in via dei Portici, one of the shopping streets in Bolzano. Very characteristic in Bolzano is via Bottai, known as the “street of signs,” with beautiful and very ancient signs to be admired all around the way. After your working day at the Fair, you can enjoy great beer and food at the numerous bars around Piazza Walther and Piazza Erbe, and along via Dr. Streiter.